by Bob Bertsch The COVID-19 pandemic has presented some really difficult challenges, but it also has revealed some opportunities for building better systems and communities. The Asset-based Community Recovery (ABCR) Framework can help us recognize those opportunities and take action to create our future. Inspired by ABCR, the MFLN Network Literacy team, organized a series of workshops… Continue Reading Connecting Communities in Asset-based Community Recovery
Did you know that good things come in threes? Well, they do! Did you also know that YOU are one of the three things that support interactions between a caregiver and a child? In fact, you are a very important part of the good things that come in threes. One factor shown to differentiate more… Continue Reading Good Things Come in Threes!
By Molly C. Herndon The recently coined term “shecession” reflects the tremendous financial burden the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on women. Women are more represented among service-industry jobs that were among the first to be cut during the early days of the pandemic. The grim data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that… Continue Reading Supporting Women Through the Pandemic
Last week, Sesame Street launched a new suite of recourses developed on racial justice. Sesame Street’s new Coming Together initiative focuses on discussions around racism. Sesame Street has introduced two new characters, Wes and his father Elijah, as part of their new “ABC’s of Racial Literacy” series. In one of their introductory videos, Elmo, Wes,… Continue Reading Resource Discovery: Sesame Street’s New Coming Together Initiative
Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are community-based centers that are run by and for people with disabilities and offer a broad range of services to empower and enable people to stay in the community (ACL, 2020). Watch and listen as video blog (vlog) host, Lakshmi Mahadevan, Ph.D., Extension Program Specialist for Special Populations at Texas A&M… Continue Reading Centers for Independent Living: Preventing Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation
Written by: Mason Gold, Intern, MFLN Military Caregiving concentration. March is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) awareness month and according to the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence (TBICoE), over 430,000 service members have sustained a TBI. In the military, service members can sustain a TBI not only in combat operations from blast-related events but also… Continue Reading TBI & the Military
Food Supply Issues in the Home: Our Impact on Food Safety and Food Waste Author: Christian Maino Vieytes, Doctoral Student, Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Food is a delicacy and luxury that we all enjoy. Nonetheless, we must recognize that food can also be the source of particular hazards. We have… Continue Reading Food Supply Issues in the Home: Our Impact on Food Safety and Food Waste
by Jennifer J. Chilek, Family & Community Health Program Specialist Did you know that the Military Family Readiness Academy webinar series has been transformed into a series of self-paced courses? It’s true. The Military Family Readiness Academy series events that were offered as live webinars have all been redesigned as self-paced courses that are free… Continue Reading The MFRAcademy is now a Course!
By: Madison Boissiere, Undergraduate Student in Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Combating Food Waste in Your Household The topic of food waste is usually brought up around holidays when there is an abundance of food bought and evidently wasted. But the fact is that Americans waste vast amounts of… Continue Reading Combating Food Waste in Your Household
On February 25th, 2021, MFLN Family Development hosted our latest webinar in the Sexual Behavior in Children and Youth Series entitled “Overview of Treatment for Children Impacted by Problematic Sexual Behavior of Other Youth.” This webinar was a great next installment in our Sexual Behavior in Children & Youth (SBCY) Series, which has been ongoing… Continue Reading Go Beyond the Webinar| Overview of Treatment for Children Impacted by Problematic Sexual Behavior of Other Youth